Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Resident Rockers Presented by Kulas Foundation
Catch Jamil Hairston “JAMPOP”, Jo “jo” Ochenduski, and Dominic Rodio performing on the Union Home Mortgage Plaza on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in July and August
Sample music from this year’s Resident Rockers here
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Resident Rocker program presented by the Kulas Foundation returns this summer providing support for emerging Northeast Ohio artists at a crucial moment in their careers.
Drawing from Northeast Ohio, this year’s Resident Rockers are rising pop singer- songwriter, and producer Jamil Hairston “JAMPOP”, lyricist, singer, and instrumentalist Jo “jo” Ochenduski, and standout alternative, rock, and indie guitarist, singer-songwriter Dominic Rodio. Check out a sampling of music from this year's Resident Rockers on the Rock Hall’s Spotify channel.
The Resident Rockers program, now in its third year, is made possible through the generous support of the Kulas Foundation. The program is a partnership between the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Kulas Foundation that demonstrates their shared commitment to promoting local musicians, inspiring new musical passions, and growing the influence of contemporary music in Northeast Ohio.
Throughout the summer, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame works with each Resident Rocker to develop long-term, customized plans tailored to their vision and needs. The artists have the opportunity to advance as songwriters, improve their stage presence, learn about the music industry, and gain valuable hands-on marketing experience learning from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s professional staff and industry experts.
You can catch the Resident Rockers as they perform free live sets, performing new music and enhancing their skills, during the Rock Hall’s Lunch By The Lake and Happy Hour series on the plaza on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in July and August. The series kicks off with a Happy Hour performance with Dominic Rodio on July 1st at 3 p.m.
The program culminates with a Resident Rocker Showcase on August 20th on the Union Home Mortgage Plaza. Join JAMPOP, jo, and Dominic as they showcase original songs, including ones they wrote this summer, and music by Rock Hall Inductees. Get your tickets now (click here).
About 2022 Resident Rockers:
Jamil Hairston “JAMPOP”
Amassing over 2.5 million hits on TikTok, JAMPOP is a pop singer/songwriter and producer from Cleveland, Ohio. After producing and releasing several hip-hop projects under the name Jamil & the Show, JAMPOP decided to return with a bright and exciting pop sound! Along with his "ever-changing cast of musicians and friends", JAMPOP taps into a sound influenced by house music, jazz legends, and gospel roots. Check out JAMPOP’s music here.
Jo “jo” Ochenduski
Jo Ochenduski (she/they), better known as jo, is an independent singer-songwriter from Bellevue, Ohio. She is a student at Tiffin University double majoring in Commercial Music, as well as a full time musician. Jo is constantly writing, recording, and releasing new music. She writes, performs, markets, and handles all of her artistry on her own. Her debut EP, “butterfly soul”, goes through her journey of metamorphosis and growth through the years, and features songs recorded from the ages of 14-18. Check out her debut EP, “butterfly soul”, on all major platforms; as well as her latest single “circus”. Listen here.
Dominic Rodio is a Cleveland, Ohio native studying commercial guitar at Belmont University in Nashville. He’s been putting out a steady stream of music in the rock, alternative and indie genre across all platforms and has nearly a decade of experience playing the guitar and songwriting. Check out his work here.
About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:
Rock Connects Us. Our mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock & roll. We share stories of the people, events, and songs that shape our world through digital content, innovative exhibits, live music, and engaging programs. At the Rock Hall, we are dedicated to making a difference. We intentionally foster a diverse and equitable Museum that encourages and embraces creativity and innovation. As a community leader, we value, empower, and respect all people. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is more than just a policy. It supports our mission and defines our future. Join the millions who love it as much as you do. Experience us live or online – Visit rockhall.com or follow the Rock Hall on Facebook (@rockandrollhalloffame), Twitter (@rockhall), Instagram (@rockhall), TikTok (@RockHallFame), and YouTube (youtube.com/rockhall). Long Live Rock!
About the Kulas Foundation
The Kulas Foundation was established in 1937 by the industrialist Elroy J. Kulas and his wife Fynette Hill Kulas with the primary purpose of supporting the musical arts in the Greater Cleveland area. Today, the Foundation continues to focus on music and also makes grants in the areas of arts and culture, community, education and music therapy research. In the past 20 years, the Kulas Foundation has distributed more than $50 million in grants.
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